Jordan Mills, Your Table is Ready

Jordan Mills, Your Table is Ready

A late-round long shot with an abundance of personality should have transitioned easily into the role of fan favorite in Chicago. But J'Marcus Webb is instead the most universally derided player on the Bears roster (and it's not close).

The reason is social media.

Fans have a single deep-rooted fear - the fear the they, the ones buying tickets and jerseys, care more about game results than the actual players. When Webb struggles on Sunday and discusses the re-release of the McRib on Monday he perpetuates that fear. Webb is the first Chicago Bears player to be bamboozled by Facebook and Twitter. His  "J-Webb Nation" was developed as a somewhat cute fan-building project and has instead become the target at which the arrows of fan anger are fired.

Webb is not a bad football player. Both Mike Tice and Aaron Kromer have lauded his physical tools. But he projects himself as an uncommitted one. And lack of commitment is not something fans are willing to bear. (Yeah I know.)

Enter Jordan Mills. After a few bad practices and poor effort in the preseason opener Kromer and Marc Trestman may have seen enough of J-Webb Nation. Mills is a big, nasty prospect from Louisiana Tech and he's not the type of man who'll let this opportunity slip through his fingers. (He famously called himself the starting right tackle moments after he was drafted.)

If I'm the decision makers at Halas Hall, Mills is the starting right tackle on opening day even if he struggles over this next month. Commit to youth. Commit to the future. And perhaps most importantly, send a message to J'Marcus Webb that his lack of commitment will be met with more than practice demotions and newspaper quotes about maturity. Force Webb to stand on the sideline and watch Mills play a real game against a real opponent.

The possible results:

  1. Jordan Mills fits in seamlessly and stays at right tackle for the next five years.
  2. Mills struggles and a newly-motivated Webb steps back in a few weeks into the season.
  3. Jonathan Scott returns to the starting lineup once healthy.

It's not complicated. J'Marcus Webb can only be a project for so long. At some point he needs to be a producer. And without production imminent, it is time for a change.

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    I like the new kid's moxie.

    this is the only Webb nation I want to hang with:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    BTW, despite being BR - everything said here is exactly what I saw in the Panthers game.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    SOME B/R articles are solid. Usually the ones by the "senior analysts" who use Scouts Inc and the such.

    I can sum up that scouting report.

    Mills plays too high, too narrow. He needs to move his feet better and gain more functional strength.

    I read the scouting reports on him moons ago pre-draft, but Kromer loves technically raw maulers with size.

    Jahiri Evans (4rth rounder) and Carl Nicks (5th) were both raw too. Hopefully, it turns out the same.


  • Matt Bowen has apparently just signed a deal with Bleacher Report. Maybe they're trying to broaden their appeal...

  • We can only HOPE it's ready.

  • Hope he becomes known as "General" Mills.

  • Ode to J.Marcus:

    "Oh what a tangled WEBB we weave,
    when a player's potential is mis-perceived."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Al, draining it for 3 points! From downtown!

  • A change can not come soon enough!

  • I'm trying to reconcile this:

    With this:

    My take is, Trestman decided having Anderson as the backup LS was no good, as he's going to start at Sam LB. He doesn't want starting D doing LS duties.

    Nevertheless, Bears just gave up a roster spot.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    that is true but they'll cut this new long snapper before the last roster cuts so they can keep the guys they want. They would have no issue with Anderson snapping if it was the reg season....even though he's never done it before at any level. Still looked pretty good though. Clutts could've played FB and long snapper jusss sayin.

    I also understand why people are excited about Bostic but let's remember that the guy in front of him is a fucking stone cold killer. I want Williams as my Mike this year. DJ won't give up that spot unless his calf is fucked.

  • In reply to SEASON. OF. DESTINY:

    Then why did they sign him to a three-year contract?

  • In reply to gpldan:

    They don't want to put Anderson in at LS (risking injury) if they can avoid it. This guy is a camp body, covering for Mannely until he heals up. During the regular season, we would make a similar move if we had the roster space, but more likely we would use Anderson to avoid having to make a cut.

    Though I admit, I wonder why we don't let the emergency backup long snapper try a couple of attempts in the pre-season just to get the "first time" jitters out of their system.

  • "Webb is not a bad football player."

    Yes Jeff, yes he is a bad football player. Maybe not a bad athlete, but yes... a bad football player at LT.

    "send a message to J'Marcus Webb"

    Here's the only message Halas hall needs to send to the webb nation, "You're fucking fired you POS waste of an enormous amount of space. Go waste the time of some other team."

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I know it's only ONE preseason game, but Webb looked no better than he did as a 7th round rookie. That's disturbing.

    At this point I think getting him off the team would be a morale boost. It might cost us depth, but not having him on the team would make ME feel better, and probably Jay and the entire team.

    It's like having crazy sex with an ex. At some point you gotta remember why she's an ex and break it off, as so brilliantly illustrated by Seinfeld:

  • bingo.

    Have I told you that I love seinfeld?

    (in his coffee and cars second life at least)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    What he said.

  • KBell to jets (ouch):

    I guess a pay check's a pay check right.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That's why Rex Grossman is a pretty smart guy. He knows that he will never start another game in his career unless a team is fucked at QB but he also probably saves the fuck out of his money and is just fine and fucking dandy with making a mil a year every year he plays. That plus his rookie signing bonus and upfront cash for first round pick means that he is sitting pretty as a 32yr old multi millionaire with hot wife.

  • In reply to SEASON. OF. DESTINY:

    fuck yes. Wish I was.

  • Ahhh. Rosen-doom is back to mid-season form. He worked out all the pre-season kinks and is in working on all cynical cylinders.

    "The rookie head coach muddled his original message for no good reason, unless Phil Emery is trying to trade him and told his coach to avoid explaining how lousy the guy is.

    It can be argued Trestman blew a chance to answer a big question about his ability to command a room. Jerry Rice raised the issue last week with He played for Trestman in San Francisco and Oakland, and had big seasons under him. But the Hall of Fame receiver questioned whether the non-confrontational Trestman could command the locker room.",0,5328924.column

    So, there you have it folks.

    Honeymoon officially over. Back to the Chicago media creating a negative narrative before one game has even been played:

    Trestman lacks headcoaching chutzpah.

  • i'm sick of these fucking pieces of shit. I called the Score today while stuck in traffic and fucking LAID into the fucking dead end career intern manning the phones. I told him that Rosenbloom is a piece of shit and by everyone on the station not calling him out on his bullshit they are in fact agreeing with his behavior.

    These guys are so fucking desperate to hold on to a job that they will fucking write anything that creates a pageview. FUCKING CUNTBAG TMZesque fucking pussies. Do you guys remember when men weren't such fucking cocksuckers? Such weak minded cowards? Remember when there was a fucking code? I never remembered my dad and grandpa being such fucking pussy ass toolbags. Now i'm pissed and am going to go punch something unemployment green and piss yellow.

  • In reply to SEASON. OF. DESTINY:

    I would love to hear you going off on one of those poor interns. The Score probably weeds out who's serious about the job by putting you through to intern on his first day on the job. Hopefully they recorded all your rants and post a Waffle compilation one day.

    "unless Phil Emery is trying to trade him and told his coach to avoid explaining how lousy the guy is."

    This is exactly what Emery did. How do I know? Because this is what I would do, and I'm sure Emery is a much better GM than I.

    I know many don't think Webb can get anything in a trade, but I think he can.

    Look at the Falcons. Just lost their starting RT for the season. They are debating whether to start Lamar Holmes or a rookie Ryan Schrader.


    Exactly. They're in SB mode and getting a cheap young RT with 3 years of starts might just be worth a 6th rounder to them.


  • Why is it that Tony Dungy's never raise your voice attitude is a winning way and gets him sports management books, but it's no good on Trestman?

    Wait a sec, I don't think Lovie ever yelled either.

    Do you guys remember when men weren't such fucking cocksuckers? Such weak minded cowards?

    No. I don't. before the Doomer there was Mariotti. And Bernie Lincicome before him. Every sports town has "that guy". His JOB is to be a cunt. They PAY him to be a cunt.

    All of them end up broke and unhappy - aka Mariotii is such a cunt bag douche max that Gawker writes articles stating what a dick he is. I think he's homeless now.

    So - ignore them. They suck, but the editors of these rags and stations put them in there to rile us up.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    exactly, they get paid to play that part... and when the intern played your message to management they all just smiled that wry smile that says, "I love it when a plan comes together"

    (side note: ever notice that despite millions of rounds being fired during the life of that show, not one person ever got killed? amazing!)

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    Rosenbloom is a joke. His story lines are so predictable. Future stories include... "Jordan Mills.. Web 2.0?" "Bears don't have a good back up QB", "Defense is old", "Bears scoring too quickly", "Derrick Rose is done", "Michael Jordan is a bad NBA executive"

    His schtick works in Chicago, because he is a troll that plays on our irrational love of our teams.

  • And another thing.

    Did you guys see the piece about Trestman/Emery almost wishing upon a star that Marquess Wilson can just do something...anything...beyond WR to justify keeping him on the roster? Fucking hilarious. The kid is so talented but they can't burn a Hester roster spot and a spot for a 5th or 6th WR that can't cover a punt or a kickoff. there are just not enough spots on the team.

    Marshall, Jeffrey, Bennett, Anderson, Wilson is my pick to click with Toliver on the PS and the rest out of luck. I could see them getting rid of Hester and keeping Weems to return kicks and play all specials.

  • with Ford taking on 3rd RB duties and backup KR duties.

  • Concur on all points.

    We can also ride with 2 QBs and try to stash Blanchard on the PS again if we're willing to take that risk.

    Another option would be to cut Ed Williams.

    Slauson is getting reps at C.

    If Garza gets injured, we could then move Slauson over to C, and plug in Long/Brown at OG.

    Those moves might give us an extra roster spot (Cutting Hester or concussed Bennett might be other less popular possibilities).

  • I highly doubt that we would need a 3rd QB but you know we would if we tried to put him on the PS.

    The thought of getting rid of an OL to keep a special teamer or 5th/6th WR doesn't feel right. I know that Marshall, Jeffrey, Bennett, Bennett and Forte will eat up alot of catches and overall touches so maybe this is all a moot point.

    I feel bad for Bennett. I think he was ready for a solid 45 to 50 catch year. he is a great weapon to have because everyone says he's too slow for this or not big enough for that or not quick enough , he just up and does it. Returns punts, takes screens to the house, goes over the middle, YAC, etc. I want him to be healthy.

    I want to see Wilson play with the 1's more and then i'm sure they'll make the right decision.

    I don't want Marshall to even see the field until the season. No reason to risk it. We know what we have in Marshall and they can get good work in during practice to work on timing.

  • I thinnk Blanchard is a gutty player, his protection sucked and he showed he can move in the pocket and make a throw.

    Having said that, his mental game and decision making is pretty poor. I doubt he would be picked up off PS.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I am inclined to agree about the mental game and decision making.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    After this first PS game, I don't think so either.

    I almost wouldn't play Blanchard in any more PS games so that he WON'T get poached off the PS squad. (The mental mistakes are a bit baffling considering he went undefeated in college, but he looked like a perfect fit for the new system).

    Nothing would make me sicker than him putting more tape, looking like Montana, then we put him on the practice squad and The Fudge move in on him.

    The Raiders apparent have a surplus of solid backups too (just no good #1).

    This is where Emery's number crunching and risk management money-ball skills will have compute correctly.

  • I echo your sentiment's on Bennett. If he was more durable, I have a feeling he'd be our #2 guy instead of Alshon (who I also like.).

  • I'm worried about Earl. Is the PUP list an option for guys with concussions? Is there any precedent for sitting out a year for that?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    no but if there was ever a posterboy for that it should be Mike Vick.

    That dude is going to die on the field this year.

  • If Wilson makes the roster, he's nowhere near starting, so lack of nuts in ST and his questionable body strength make Tolliver the safer choice. Weems becomes expendable as a return man if you have Ford on the team. You put Tolliver on the PS and he's gone. A 6'5 receiver with good hands? Gone.

    Stashing Blanchard on the PS is a better move. If it comes down to him being your #1 then you'd obviously be looking for a Kirk Cousins at that point anyway (or Kyle would be perfect). I'll be beyond pissed if they somehow let Tolliver get away. The league is full of scrappy little ST/WRs on the bubble. It's not full of 6'5 specimens that stretch the sidelines.

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    We need to keep Wilson. Next year he'd be worthy of a 2nd round pick. My guess is we will try to put him on the practice squad and he will be grabbed by another team.

    If he ends up on the IR.....

  • Speak of the devil:

    So do you ? :

    1. keep Hester but make him return all kicks and punts, cover all kicks and punts and put him on field goal block?
    2. get rid of Hester, keep Weems and Ford, hope Bennett can recover and give up the WR spot so Weems can do it all on specials?
    3. Keep 6 WR's including Weems, Wilson, Anderson, Bennett, Marshall and Jeffrey and just acknowledge that Wilson better be the best 7th round pick WR of all time to justify a spot if he keeps doing well this preseason?
    4. Keep Ford and Hester and lose Weems to keep the WR's at 5 but still have enough guys for specials?

    I'm sure there are more permutations but getting rid of Bennett at this point is not an option. Keeping a rookie WR that only is a WR seems like a luxury and keeping Weems around at the expense of Wilson, DA, Anderson or Toliver doesn't seem to make my gut feel good. The kicker in all of this is that it is predicated upon Marshall being healthy for this season. He's a human being when it comes down to it and he's missed time in his career before. He is not indestructible. If he goes down would you rather have Jeffrey, Bennett and a bunch of special teamers or Jeffrey, Bennett a super talented rookie 2nd rd pick that dropped off the draft boards because he acted like a dbag in college?

    This is a tough situation. I have to believe they are going to keep Wilson on the team and make Hester do more shit.

  • fuck devin hester, he's toast.

    Time to move over for guys who want to work and win and play fucking football.

    Nothing pisses me off more than that shit. If I was on that team last year when he said he's been mailing it in, I would have kicked his fucking ass.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah, we know you hate hester

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    don't hate him. think he's a fucking dbag.

    Dave.... daaaaave... I hope I eat my words maings. I really really and truly do.

    Just pretty damn tough to come back from something like that.

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    In reply to MB30SD:

    He's not a dbag.. He's a guy who was spectacular, went to average or worse, lost his father figure coach, and has been mostly quiet after being demoted, while working to show his value. How is that a dbag?

    It's not like Hester went to finishing school, he's just a young guy that was put in a situation he never should have been in (trying to be a WR). With the entire Bears organization blowing smoke up his ass, and the entire Bears fan base hoping, wishing it to be true.

    All of this because Jerry Angelo has oatmeal between his ears and failed to recognize that a QB needs receivers.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Again, what he said. I would have cut him the moment I heard he'd admitted calling it in for two years. If it was my team and my money I would have punched the fucker, and I don't punch people. Send a message to the team, and then the league. To the team : we don't want guys like this. To the league : you don't need this bum. GOAT or not. Yu half-ass it while your team-mates are killing themselves? Get thee hence.

  • I watch the next two PS games and decide then.

    I tell you what, though - Weems is BUSTING HIS ASS out there on specials.

    You want scrappy? Fuck scrappy. Weems is a junkyard dog out there. Undersized but will run between the auto wrecks and clamp on your jock and bring you the fuck to the ground and mess you up.

    He may not be anything on O, but he's going to kill it on specials to get off the bubble.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Weems is a dog out there. Always harassing and getting in the mix. I want him on my specials but maybe not at the expense of a guy that has true WR talent that won't last 10 minutes on the market.

  • Unless Wilson has a complete meltdown the next three games, he HAS to be on the final roster. If they could find a place for Mike Hass and then Sanzenbacher, they can find a place for Wilson...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Amen Brother! Didn't see the game but it sounds like Wilson can fly. Can't teach that. I'm worried about Earl. He's making a lot this year and could get cut. I'd hate to see that. Hester? Who knows if he gets cut or not? Nice to have some options.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, are you a Chris Duarte fan? I'd like to hear your opinion if your at all familiar with his music.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Personally, I think his music is boring. He just plays blues riffs faster than other players, without much depth to the music.

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Except "They" are gone Tobi. I don't think PE at Trestman play the Mike Haas game. PE sent Lach packing. Nobody should be comfortable.

  • Wilson hasn't been impressing on ST, somaybe Weems makes it. Hope not though. Shabba/ Tolliver/Anderson for me.

  • Another posibility.

    If Bennett's concussion is bad enough that we would consider cutting him, that means its bad enough to put him on IR. We get one player to designate as returning from IR between weeks 6 and 10. That could be Bennett. Even if he'll be fine by week 3 or 4, we can give him the extra rest while checking out Wilson's talent level.

    If the kid can play, we'll find a spot for him. If we don't have a spot, and he can play, we've got a great trade prospect. If he can't play, we cut him or put him on PS and now he won't get poached.

    Meanwhile Bennett comes back mid-season and fills in wherever we need him because versatility has always been his biggest strength.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    That is an excellent idea and Melton's concussion and Joe Anderson's shoulder injury could also factor into things. Either of those two could also go on the short term IR. So the Bears do have some options.(although I'd really hate to see Melton out that long)...

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    Great minds think alike!

    I was musing that Bennett move. Additional benefit would be that we would have Bennett available for us later in the season (unless he gets hurt, AGAIN).

    But it's too early for that designation. If someone more important (god forbid), like Pepp gets hurt, we'll have to save that designation for him.

    If we escape PS relatively in tact, then I'm all for putting Bennett on the 6 week IR.

  • What about Melton or Bushrod needing a short IR? I like Bennett but we don't need him like those two.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    you are smart

  • I haven't watched the pre-season game yet, but you guys mentioned Wilson has speed. Why not try him at kick and punt returns and see what he can do?

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    because he's 6'4 185lb soaking wet and would die on the field.

  • My feeling exactly. This guy is key? To what ? Double-T has thirty pounds on the dude and great hands too.

    {Oh God, he's got a nickname for Tolliver}

  • Double T is 200lbs. He does not having 30 lbs on him. Marshall has 30lbs on him. That's what an extra 30lbs looks like. Toliver looks almost identical to Wilson so much so that if you didn't look at the website you'd swear they were each other.

  • and he's not the key to anything. I never claimed that we live and die on Wilson. He's a top talent that we picked up in the 7th because he fucked up in college by being a dick.

    It would be nice to actually develop him and put 15lbs on him ourselves. He's already got the talent. He would be an insanely cheap backup WR option to keep for years while he grew into his body. He's like 20yrs old or some shit. You see what i'm saying?

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    For a 7th round WR on the bubble like Wilson, special teams contributions will make all the difference.

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears special teams coach Joe DeCamillis reinforced the notion Monday that rookie receiver Marquess Wilson needs to show something in the third phase to provide the most optimal route toward making the 53-man roster.

    Wilson wowed observers in the preseason opener at Carolina by catching four passes for 82 yards, including a 58-yarder. But to stand out in the competition for one of the final roster spots at receiver, Wilson needs to display versatility as a special teamer. Wilson also needs to show the staff he's not afraid to strike an opponent.

    "We're going to put him out there and see what he can do," DeCamillis said. "We'd like to see what kind of a contact player he is."

    Translation? "We're going to see if he's a pussy or not."

    If Wilson can give DeCamillis something, anything, on specials I like his chances of sticking. If not, the roster spot will go to a guy who can.

  • In reply to Shady:

    can they please do the same thing for hester.... hmmm dave... can they!?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought that was the plan, but perhaps they changed their minds?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    just hope he doesn't show he's escared on the field.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    Corm, the Wilson thing is puzzling me. People are falling in love with a rookie who's a built like a lollipop stick. C'mon, Tolliver has two inches and thirty pounds on the guy ... and he has great hands. Why in thee fuck do we need Marquess Wilson over any guy who can play now / play on ST?

    Why? Explain.

  • Irish, just because he's 6'5 doesn't mean he can "play now". He was cut by the Texans, the Lions twice and played in the arena league.

    1. How does this qualify him for specials?
    2. If he was performing he'd be in the mix at practice where the coaches can watch him and not just look at his 6'5 200lb frame that you so desperately want to be 230. You want him to be Marshall or Jeffrey but he's not. If he was 6'0 and produced the same as he's produced so far you'd have no clue who he was.

    He's a rich man's Chris Summers. If he was more than that he'd be with the 1's and not Wilson and Anderson.

    It doesn't even matter at this point as Cutler will have his hands full getting the ball to 4 proven playmakers already in the starting lineup.

  • He's already played specials, Wilson hasn't. Wilson would get pushed around on offense or ST, just doesn't belong on a win-now team IMHO. He's 215 I believe, which makes him a man and Wilson a boy. That is if the last spot is between those two, we have no idea if they'll even carry six. But as you say, there's a long list of guys after BM that want the ball, and after Martellus gets his share, there won't be many left to go around.

    I didn't see the first half of the game so I don't have anything to go on as regards Wilson's receiving. I didn't see Tolliver at all, but there's always the Chargers.

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    Leading into the start of the 2012 season Wilson was touted as a top 5 receiver in the NCAA and was originally projected as a second to third-round pick. His draft stock started to plummet after the suspension, leaving his college team, and a disappointing 40-yard dash time. As day three of the draft was coming to an end, the Bears selected Wilson in the seventh-round with the 236th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft.

  • Wilson is very similar to DeSean Jackson of the Eagles in several respects. Jackson has more straight line speed, but Wilson has a little quicker burst. Both were very productive receivers in the Pac 10. Wilson is a lot taller than Jackson, and both are skinny dudes. Jackson is about 175 and Wilson is listed at 194. Jackson is about 5'10 and Wilson is 6'3.

    Wilson has a lot of upside. The guy is only 20 years old. If he matures a bit, works hard, and adds some muscle, he could turn into a very productive player. He could become the deep threat we haven't had since Johnny Knox.

    According to what I've read, he has a quick burst after making a cut, which is key on kickoff and punt returns. Give him a chance at returns and see what he can do.

    With Bennett and Anderson out, they should give him a shot with the 1st team offense in a game or two and see what he does. I don't put much stock into his receptions against scrubs in the 1st preseason game.

    I'm not sold on him yet, but I don't get your love for Tolliver. He didn't impress me.

  • In reply to Cormonster:

    That's why i love preseason though. A guy like Wilson will get to play with the 1's and 2's to show what he can do. If he can't do it then fuck'em. If he shows promise then develop him and keep him for years at a bargain basement price as a 4th,5th or 6th WR.

    If Toliver or Golden or DA steps up then give them the same shot, if they fuck up then fuck'em. I won't cry for them. My guy (after the top 4) is Anderson anyway. He's the underdog that I want to see make it.

  • I'm not an instruments guy, but summayaz is....

    This looks like one of the coolest geetar pedals ever:



    Hey Bam.... high five!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Never get tired of the old high five. Classic.

  • So fucking awesome

  • Oh, and my FF threadly reminder.

    FF alert. All haters skip over

    OK, Jabronis. SEVEN spots left.

    12-team Auction PPR League

    That’s right. Live a little. It only awards .5 points per reception, so it doesn’t greatly affect scoring, just enough.

    The draft date is set for the Sunday after the 3rd P.S. game.

    That’s Sunday, Aug 25, 3pm EST (if this needs to be changed, I can).

    Email me, so I can invite you (Don't worry, you won't end up on a Cialis list).

    If 12 blog members don’t join by then, I’ll chop it down to 10 or close it.

  • Just start a new league we can join without giving our e-mails and you'll get your 12.

  • In reply to Shady:

    still as shifty as ever

  • In reply to Shady:

    Why not just open a new Hotmail/gmail/yahoo email account for the league? That way you can keep your primary/personal email account to yourself...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    he's escared.

    When we had a beer he wore a foil hat because of the radars tobi.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That is priceless. How do you find this stuff?

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    pure skill tobi.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    holy shit... read some of the comments. Whoa.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Says the guy who won't join ANY leagues. Why not test your mettle, hmmm? What excuses do we have now?

  • In reply to Shady:

    i dont have one ready, but I'll come up with a few if you give me some time.....

    oh oh... I have kids to take care of. that work?

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • In reply to Shady:

    until you have them and the wife leaves them with you for a weekend, then you'll go, 'oooohhhhhhh... now I get what MB meant that one time'

  • In reply to Shady:

    Ugh, I can't even imagine what that would be like. Hell, I suppose, at least for me. I'm the oldest of eight and I considered children about as long as I considered the priesthood - a little under two minutes. Didn't stop my siblings, though. I've got like fourteen nieces and nephews...

  • In reply to Shady:

    hahahaha... it's a shieteload of work tobi. My kids leave my house a total disaster area every time I have them. After my 'on' weekend where I have them all sat and sund (soon over the second night too), I am exhausted.

    BUT... they are my happiest days of the week. I LOVE it maings. So worth all the work. Some people are just built to be a mommy or daddy... Iz one-a dems. To each his own.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I don't blame you guys for your reluctance in emailing an interweber (MB has already spammed me with south african midget porn).

    However, I think "public" ESPN (with a password) can only go up to 10 teams. Am I correct in this? Those seemed to be the options (or having no League Manager powers, like for trades).

    I wanted to do another 12 team league like last year and give more ppl a chance to join.

    The draft is still about two weeks away, so I'll wait a bit. If it doesn't get filled by mid week, then maybe I (or someone else like Irish) can just open a fast public 10 team auction league.

  • In reply to Shady:

    you're welcome $

  • BTW, the Bears just signed running back Curtis Brinkley:

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Ford is winning that 3rd RB spot.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I sure hope so. He doesn't seem to know what the word "quit" means...

  • In reply to tobijohn:

    Actaully Ford and Wilson are in similar situations. They're both the most talented bubble guys at their respective skill positions, but they both contribute little on special teams. It's tough for a coaching staff to rationalize giving 3rd string jobs to guys who aren't 4-phase players. DeCamillis will have a lot of say in determining the final roster spots, so it's important guys like Wilson and Ford give him a reason to be willing to use them on special teams.

  • In reply to Shady:

    I thought Ford was returning the ball, no? For me, he's a clear backup for Forte. Wilson wouldn't start in a month of Sundays. No way. Ford would be a necessary addition, don't need Wilson, he brings nothing to the team.

  • except, you know, being the type of talent that has the most yards in the history of his school at WR in a little over 2 and a half seasons and being a TD machine.

    Ford will have a tough time beating out Allen because Allen is a 4 phase special teamer.

  • and if Allen can't go because of the hammy, they plug in the vet Brinkley. I forgot they signed him today.

  • Watching the game right now. Are the Bears planning on keeping a FB this year?

  • The only question is, why did it take so long for this to happen?

    "Chicago Bears legend and hall of famer Mike Ditka and Vienna Beef have teamed up to make a new line of sausage that is offered throughout Chicago and in select restaurants nationwide, including Ditka's Steakhouses."

    Micro pig Ditka sausages.

    "These sausages embody Chicago. The tradition, the teams, the fans, the big appetites," Ditka said in a news release. "Chicago deserves a monster sausage they can be proud of."

    Damn right.

    "Coach Ditka's 8-inch, 1/3 pound sausage is sold in packs of two or five-pound cases (15 sausages per case) and is available in two different different flavors, hot beef Polish sausage and chicken sausage with mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes."

    Always knew it was big.

  • In reply to Shady:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Shady:

  • how fucking cool is this:

    god I love Dick Quest.

    Rrrrrrrrocketed forward!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Musk is the the new Jobs. Still kicking myself for selling out of Tesla in the 30s. smh

  • In reply to Shady:

    did you watch the interview. I watched a little piece on him a while back where they went to the tesla plant and interviewed him. Billionaires obviously don't need ANY personality... whatsoever. Whatever works I guess.

    But yeah, the guy's pretty fucking brilliant.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Why is the Actual Tesla - Nikola Tesla - still ignored? Why did they just ignore his science for the most part?

  • Enjoy yourself.

  • Because he was a vampire?

  • Not *everyone* ignores him:

  • So apparently Chicken Dinner was getting tossed around by third-stringers? Mkay. A healthy rotation of Pep, Cornelius and Woot-Woot then please.

  • The dude is a LINE BACKER.

    Say it with me - a LINE ---- BACKER

    Coach him up to back Briggs up at Will. He's not a bad football player, but he's not a lineman in this league. Emery got it wrong.

  • I tried, but I could not get through even 3 quarters of the game. Just terrible football. I learned almost nothing from watching that shit. I would much rather watch two teams have an inter-squad practice.

  • I thought it was fun seeing the guys on the fringe, and Ford was a surprise. I like him. We always pull a good running back out of a hat it seems. Looking at his college highlights it soesn't appear that he's muh of a double-threat on offense, but he runs well and is difficult to tackle at the first and second levels. Looks small but weighs ten pounds more than Sweetness did.

  • BTW - is the thread title a comedic sleight at Rosendoom, or does Jefe think Mills is Keith Van Horne? Haven't seen the man play at all, but boy am I tired of seeing the human turnstiles in there.

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    Here's another gem from the fine Chicago Media ..."MORRISSEY: Bears won’t reach goals until they fix offensive-line woes " How do they come up with these?

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    He's clairvoyant mike.

    Amazing theory. I never in a million years would have thought of that.


  • Interesting point from Jefe there about the influence of social media on players. Shame it wasn't around 10 years ago, and perhaps we would have been spared Angelo's reign of incompetence for so long.

    I'm worried about Garza not being up to the job, but he has to start because there's just nobody else. But Webb? Tackles and guards we have, he should not see the field under any circumstances that don't involve a goal-line.

  • All circumstances involve a goal line Irish. I can't see any good reason to continue touting Webb's physical tools. He needs to go. He's just a big, dopey, apparently lazy, fuck with no innate intensity. He's wasting a roster spot. Screw the cap and launch this asshole. The Bears should have packaged him with Kellen Davis. The Browns would love this guy.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    And I'm tired of hearing how he has "starts in the league". So what? "Starts" don't mean anything if you suck when you start. He only starts because there hasn't been an actual NFL tackle here to take the job. And he was at LT? Gabe Carimi, Chris Williams and JWebb. These were the tackles of the next ten years. Getting pissed off again.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    I'm sorry but i'm still of the opinion that getting rid of Williams was idiotic. He was playing well at Guard. There was also no reason to get rid of Carimi. He was going into the season healthy and his salary was pretty reasonable. I think it was a premature move. Maybe not a mistake but we won't know until he plays this year.

  • I also agree with this yonny.

    I said the same thing. He definitely played guard pretty well his last year. Mybe he was the best shot on a whole bunch of shit... but it is what it is and launching him made NO sense to me.

    ...but for me that exact kind of move... like chico, like manning, like coreyg, etc.... etc... was horrible strateegery, and they defined the lovie and angelo reign. It's why I have NO love/respect for that regime and why it boggles my mind when some people (cough) do...

    it's just really apparent to me that lovie and angelos main inspiration and method of discussing strategy involved a big wall and a handful of fucking darts.


  • To me Williams felt more like a mediocre guard on a shitty line so he looked good. Time will tell. Hard to say with Carimi but constant injuries to your 1st round tackle sucks. Can't count on him.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Yes. Exactly.

    This + me (which equals a lot)

  • I don't think the words "newly-motivated" and "J'Marcus Webb" will ever really truly exist together in real life. He's got size, skill, and a fun personality, but he just doesn't seem to care enough to be a good starting RT in the league. I could see him hanging around for the next few years as a backup from team to team. He'll be on the Bucs next year with Carimi and he'll be happy as a clam. At least he's positive.

  • In reply to Perno:

    lol, it's all fun and games until he give up a bonecrushing sack. Then the players find the whole schtick less funny.

    Cutlers main problem with this fuck head is that his lack of intensity hurts the team and it physically hurts Cutler. Jay wants guys that take their jobs seriously because it affects the team and him very much.

  • (Kasey Casem voice)

    "The bigger the number the bigger the fun. Now this dedication goes out to a certain coach of a certain team, known by the local residents as Da bears. This one... is for Ditka."

  • As Charlie Brown would say... AUUUGGHHHHHHHH!!!

    From the 4-letter hellhole:

    • The busiest man in Rams training camp right now? Offensive lineman Chris Williams. With tackles Rodger Saffold (shoulder) and Sean Hooey (ankle) not practicing, Williams' role has expanded beyond taking repetitions with the first team at left guard. He is working behind Joe Barksdale as a backup at right tackle and even got some reps with the first team at left tackle to help spell starter Jake Long on Monday. Barrett Jones also continues to get work as Barksdale’s understudy at right tackle.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    How much do I hate thee lovie and angelo... let me counteth the way


  • In reply to gpldan:

    Too bad we didn't get Jones.

  • new thread

  • Ok so you cant help thinking about how a great job both Mills and Long did Friday Nite in my opinion you are better off just starting both guys. And as far as Bostic goes I look at like this get rid D J Williams once again he Is hurt and it has been this way for him in Carolina we have backups at linebacker who can to the job if Bostic goes down. And by a getting rid of Williams will give us a little more flexabilty as far as keeping and extra this or that on the roster, K Green from Rutgers is a good football player being here in NYC and growing up in NJ I had a lot of Rutgers games on TV he is a good ball player who runs fast and hits hard . OH BY THE WAY DID ANYBODY NOTICE THAT THE BEARS ARE WEARING WHITE SHOES AGAIN , HEY LOOK GOOD PLAY GOOD

    frank deleo
    Bronx NY

  • Given the Bears total failure in drafting bust after bust on the O line starting with Stan Thomas (ANYBODY) it is a delight to see finally 2 guys that could be and anchor for the next 7-10 years in our running game Long and Mills are these guys. so what about Webb ANS Scott hey they had there chance and then some now they become back ups or back out the front who knows I think we are going to happy to find out.


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